August 31, 2012
Rocket Air Blaster — Camera Sensor Dust Remover
Wrote Roy Furchgott in Sunday's Washington Post, "Although this bulb for blowing air looks like a toy, it's indispensable. Dust on your camera sensor will leave marks that show in the same place on each and every shot you take. If you sometimes change lenses, you'll eventually get dust on the sensor. But unless you really know what you're doing (really, really know), you shouldn't use any cleaning product that touches the sensor.
That's where a bulb can be handy. Squeeze it, and a little burst of air clears the dust. The bulb is better than canned air, which uses propellants that can cause more damage to a sensor than dust.
The fins aren't just for a cutesy look: They keep the bulb from rolling away, as round ones have a tendency to do."
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"A camera protects you from being scandalized."
File under "Even monkeys given enough time and typewriters will eventually produce the complete works of William Shakespeare."
Posted by: bookofjoe | Sep 7, 2012 8:33:33 AM
This is just amazing and I am willing to buy it. photography is now used for human safety.There are different security equipments which take pics and record videos. Workplace becomes more safe and protected area.Some equipments are CCTV cameras,camera detector,etc. A camera protects you from being scandalized.
Posted by: Camera detector | Sep 7, 2012 6:26:16 AM
My cameras have a vibration feature on the sensor. Activate it and usually the dust comes off. If it doesn't I go for the rocket blower. If that doesn't budge it, I go for the wet chemical swabs. They are remarkably easy to use. My newest DSLR is dust and water resistant; I'm hoping it'll be a while before I have to clean the sensor, but seeing as I change lenses a lot, and have only one weather-proof lens, the time will come soon enough!
Judging by the number of photography-related posts of late, it seems you have a new toy? The most recent gray cat photo might indicate you don't yet have a fast (shallow DOF) lens. That would be #1 on my list of purchases. #2 would be a Think Tank bag (the best quality by far).
Other fun and quirky things you might look at:
- Spider Holster (www.spiderholster.com) - I use the Black Widow on my regular belt.
- Lensbaby (www.lensbaby.com) - I have the 35mm and 50mm. A lot of fun.
- Raynox DCR-150 Macro attachment for most kit lenses, and better yet, telephoto zooms, for awesome macro photos. Small, light, cheap, and works great (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000R9VF9E/ref=s9_simh_gw_p421_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1P90860WR77HAENB1PEZ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846).
- Joby GorillaPod Focus. I don't like carrying a big tripod, but also don't want to miss long-exposure opportunities (night shots, clouds moving across the sky etc). Focus is top of the line, but the others work well too (http://www.amazon.com/Joby-GP8-BHEN-GorillaPod-Ballhead-bundle/dp/B003II3FD0/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1346467881&sr=1-7&keywords=joby+tripod).
Posted by: Fred | Aug 31, 2012 11:00:39 PM
Love mine. It's a lifesaver when a pesky dust patch needs to be moved
Posted by: Matt Penning | Aug 31, 2012 7:06:19 PM
Rocketboy, I just bought one based on your comment.
Posted by: bookofjoe | Aug 31, 2012 12:51:59 PM
See, if it would have been black/red and not orange/white I woulda known... mostly because it would match the one sitting on my desk.
But forget Cameras, it's better than canned air in just about all ways. The blast of air is huge and it only costs, well, a squeeze.
Heck, for $9 it's worth it if you only use to dust off knick-knacks.
Posted by: Rocketboy | Aug 31, 2012 12:15:16 PM
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